Octo Finissimo: A Watchmaking Icon of the 21st Century

Octo Finissimo:
A Watchmaking Icon of the 21st Century

February 2021

At LVMH Watch Week 2021, BVLGARI introduced the high-performance Octo Finissimo S Chronograph GMT. The world’s thinnest automatic chronograph receives a sportier makeover.

A Watchmaking Icon of the 21st Century

Since its introduction in 2014, the Octo Finissimo collection has continued to disrupt the luxury sport watch category with each new iteration. Its design language is unique – a combination of circles and octagons inspired by Rome’s architecture. This forward-thinking approach also extends to its choice of materials including titanium and ceramic.

But its true unique selling proposition is its record-breaking thinness. That’s six world records in six years: the world’s thinnest tourbillon (2014), minute repeater (2016), automatic watch (2017), automatic tourbillon (2018), automatic chronograph (2019) and tourbillon chronograph (2020). It represents the essence of avant garde technology and Swiss expertise.

For these reasons, we reaffirm its position as a watchmaking icon of the 21st century and strongly encourage you to experience one in the metal at our Melbourne boutiques.

In 2020, we’ve witnessed a line extension of the collection. The Octo Finissimo S is a stainless steel model featuring the world’s thinnest automatic movement and an upgraded 100m water resistance. Today, the time-only model is equipped with both a chronograph and GMT complication.

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Octo Finissimo S Chronograph GMT

The Octo Finissimo S Chronograph GMT is cased in satin-polished steel with a sunburst blue dial alongside silver counters – displaying a second time zone at 3 o’clock, chronograph minutes at 6 o’ clock and small seconds positioned at 9. It’s equal parts sporty, practical and mechanically complex.

Under the hood is an in-house, automatic calibre: the BVL 318, which utilises a peripheral rotor to keep the movement ultra-thin and true to the original aesthetics of the Octo Finissimo. The octagonal masterpiece is also complemented by an integrated bracelet and screw-down crown to suit its sportier nature.

Renowned for its mechanical excellence and audacious design, the Octo Finissimo has shaped a new narrative for conventional watchmaking and that’s something we can truly appreciate.

BVLGARI timepieces are available for purchase at our 101 Collins Street, and Crown Melbourne boutiques. Or, discover online.

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PHOTOS: BVLGARI

WORDS: MONARDS

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